Articles - Equine Welfare

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New Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act in Ontario

The government has introduced The Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, to replace the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

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Breaking Down the $5b to Solve the US Wild Horse Problem

The acting head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has said it will take $5 billion and 15 years to control the wild horse population in the western US.

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Horse Industry Association of Alberta Canadian Horse Wellness Expo

The Canadian Horse Wellness Expo is held each November during Farmfair International and features topics for horse owners, breeders and professionals.

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Support the Caribbean Equine Relief Effort in the Bahamas

The Caribbean Equine Relief Fund is collecting donations to help provide supplies for horse owners in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, in the Bahamas.

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Fire Prevention, Large Animal Rescue Training for First Responders

Equine Guelph has developed an excellent set of resources and facilitates training on fire prevention and large animal rescue for first responders.

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Study Evaluates Impact of Rider Weight Gain on Horses

A study out of Denmark looked at the impact of rider weight gain on horses. The findings were shared at the International Equitation Science Conference.

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Calgary Vet Students Care for Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations Horses

Equine veterinary students from the University of Calgary are now doing rotations at the Tsuut’ina and Siksika First Nations, just outside the city.

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Poll Shows Majority of Canadians Oppose Horse Slaughter

The results of a recent poll show that two-thirds of Canadians are opposed to the slaughter and export of horses for human consumption.

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U.S. Passes Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act

In an important victory for Tennessee Walking Horses, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act.

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2019 Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Deaths Total 6

Six chuckwagon horses died during this year’s Calgary Stampede. In one incident, the driver who caused the wreck was fined $10,000,